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By Ronald Harris

The British reference to India dates from the formation of the Honourable East India corporation within the seventeenth century, whilst an army strength used to be had to defend Britain's invaluable buying and selling pursuits. through 1914, there have been over forty regiments of Indian cavalry, all of which have been commanded via British officials. This ebook offers an outline of the part cavalry regiments within the years among the good Mutiny of 1857 and the outbreak of global warfare I. a variety of modern images and 8 color plates provide an extraordinary glimpse into the precise uniforms of the cavalry.

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This medal is for servicemen and civil officials. The French-made version of this medal of the State of Vietnam is better made than the Vietnamese-made version. The US-made version of the Wound Medal of the Republic of Vietnam has a more delicate appearance and a plain reverse. Americans wounded in Vietnam, of course, received instead the Purple Heart. Vietnamese-made Version Republic of Vietnam French-made State of Vietnam Version Rarity: State of Vietnam R-3; Republic of Vietnam R-2 23-24 ARMED FORCES HONOR MEDAL Danh-DTJ B9i-Tinh - two classes - January 7, 1953 Purpose: For contributions to the formation and organization of the Armed Forces and the training of troops and technical cadres of the various branches.

Rarity: First Class R-5; Second Class R-5 51 49-50 DEDICATED SERVICE MEDAL Nghfa-V 1! BQi-Tinh two classes - Mar. 18, 1967 Purpose: For civil servants and cadres of all services who distinguish themselves by great sacrifice and dedication while serving in dangerous areas. Description: Front: six-pointed star with white points balled at the ends with forked rays between, with a central disk in green with a small shield in white with the inscription TNvTljY HY-SINH (Devotion and Sacrifice) and two laurel branches on the side, surrounded with a yellow ribbon inscribedNGHIA-V{j EOI TINH above and a series of short lines below, 38mm.

The ribbon is red 2mm, violet 32mm, red 2mm (or red 3mm, reddish violet 29mm, red 3mm). The device is supposedly a gold palm leaf. Background: This was not intended for wear by military personnel. The US-made version closely resembles the Vietnamese-made ones except that the medal is flattish rather than lightly concave and the wings, crossed rifles and anchor symbol of the Armed Forces are in gold. The official ARVN manual on medals pictures the Medal of Sacrifice with a gold palmleaf device on both the suspension ribbon and the service bar, but the medal was sold, and probably thus presented, without the device.

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